HSE News from the Health and Safety Executive UK

  • Hospital trust fined £180,000 after patient suffers debilitating burns from super-heated mattress

    18 Dec 2014, 3:30 pm
    A sedated patient suffered debilitating injury when a saline bag caused a warming mattress to reach temperatures high enough to cause full thickness burns, a court has heard.
  • Barnet’s housing firm fined for safety failings

    18 Dec 2014, 3:00 pm
    A homes provider company for Barnet Council has been fined today (18/12) for safety failings after a heating engineer was found dead in a communal boiler house at one of their housing estates.
  • Recycling firm sentenced over forklift death

    18 Dec 2014, 11:00 am
    A recycling company has been fined £180,000 after a worker was killed on his first day at work when the forklift truck he was driving overturned.
  • Seat belt could have saved life of estate worker

    17 Dec 2014, 3:00 pm
    The co-owner of a sporting and farming estate in the North Yorkshire national park has been prosecuted after a 79-year-old occasional worker died in an overturned all-terrain vehicle on remote moorland.
  • Case 337 – Christmas Day swim cancelled

    17 Dec 2014, 3:00 pm
    A Christmas Day sea swimming event was cancelled by a council. Health and safety was cited as the reason in the subsequent press coverage.
  • Bournemouth aerospace firm in court for worker’s serious injuries

    17 Dec 2014, 2:30 pm
    An aerospace company has been fined for safety breaches after an apprentice worker suffered severe injuries to his arm when it became entangled in moving machinery.
  • Kent company in court after repeating safety offence

    17 Dec 2014, 10:00 am
    A Kent firm that makes safety surfaces for playgrounds has been fined after it failed to heed warnings from safety experts to properly guard dangerous machinery.
  • Firm fined after apprentice hit by pressurised hose

    16 Dec 2014, 3:00 pm
    An Aberdeenshire firm has been prosecuted for safety failings after a young apprentice was injured when he was struck on the back by a pressurised hose.
  • Fair ride owner fined after woman hit by falling handrail

    16 Dec 2014, 2:00 pm
    A fair ride owner has been prosecuted after a woman was hit on the head by a falling handrail.
  • Three to pay £590,000 after father’s death at Yorkshire Mining Museum

    16 Dec 2014, 1:00 pm
    Yorkshire’s National Coal Mining Museum Trust and two companies were today (16 Dec) ordered to pay a total of £590,000 in fines and costs after a worker was crushed and killed at the museum in 2011.
  • Fuel firm fined after tanker explosion causes horrific burns

    15 Dec 2014, 11:00 am
    A national oil and environmental services company has been fined £25,000 after two workers were badly burned in a tanker explosion.
  • Employee died from crushing injuries at Gloucester works yard

    15 Dec 2014, 10:00 am
    Gloucester-based contractor Complete Utilities Ltd has been prosecuted for safety failings after an employee died from crushing injuries sustained at work.
  • Firms fined for lead exposure during Nab Tower works

    12 Dec 2014, 5:30 pm
    A Surrey-based civil engineering firm and a Hampshire fabrication company have been fined for exposing workers to lead during refurbishment work on the iconic Nab Tower in the Solent.
  • Unsafe roof work leads to fine for builders

    12 Dec 2014, 5:00 pm
    A West Midlands building firm has been fined after twice being spotted carrying out unsafe roof work just days apart. 
  • Gas safety neglect lands property company in court

    11 Dec 2014, 4:30 pm
    A property firm in Richmond has been prosecuted after it put lives at risk by repeatedly failing to make sure the gas boilers in the homes it rented were safe and free of dangerous defects.